First National Bank locations in Hermitage evacuated after threat

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HERMITAGE, Pa. (WKBN) – First National Bank evacuated four of its locations in Hermitage Tuesday after someone called in a bomb threat to an unspecified branch in the city, according to Hermitage Police.

A Hermitage Police release stated that just after 10 a.m., a First National Bank representative alerted police to the threat. As a precaution, employees at all branches in Hermitage, except the technology center, evacuated so that police could search the locations. All Hermitage Wal-Mart employees evacuated, since there is a First National Bank location inside.

Employees began re-entering Wal-Mart around 1 p.m.

Police are not sure who the caller was, as they are not sure which First National Bank facility received the threat. Hermitage Police Chief Brian Blair said that similar threats occurred against First National Bank locations in Somerset and Fayette counties.

Nothing was found at any of the locations.

Hermitage Police are continuing to investigate the incident, assisted by the Hermitage Fire Department, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and New Castle Police Department.

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